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a joint statement condemning the conflict because it didn't mention the root cause which the u.s. says is hamas missile attacks. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv and martin, if there's a talk of cease-fire, what is israel doing dropping leaflets? >> reporter: that's a good question. israel actually -- it has not said that the cease-fire is as far advanced as the arabs have. israel is insisting on a long-term solution and they haven't got that yet. so what they're doing is still preparing their way for a possible ground invasion if these talks of a truce fall through. so israel's army is still poised to invade and they have dropped leaflets in certain areas of gaza, eltelling people to stay away from certain roads, particularly in the north, where the israeli army has gone in first when they invaded. i guess part of the strategy which they have been doing all week, before shelling areas in which there are civilians in order to get a specific target. they have either dropped leaflets or fired low explosion shells to warn people away. really it's pressure on the hamas to reach an agre
to an end, hasn't been much engagement on the state department's part on the u.s. government's part in the middle east peace process. i wonder if you have a sense, is that -- is that coming from the white house or did she for these past four years share the view of the white house that sort of disengaging from the process was the right move? >> i would certainly say that the united states foreign policy goals are set by the white house. even if the secretary of state has different goals. they end up doing what the white house wants. so, as far as emphasis around the world, that's something that's coming from the obama administration. and look, the middle east is an area that obviously has been a problem i would say for decades but really for centuries, maybe my len yeah. so that there are periods of more focus or less focus, you know, is not that surprising. i think the white house wanted to give an opportunity for direct bilateral talks between the two sides and israel or in that region. and obviously, they have not always worked as well as one would like it to happen. >> jonathan,
of spending from the u.s. economy by raising taxes and cutting government spending at the same time. that's more than 2% of gdp, and the economy is only growing at 2%. it's an absurd thing to try to do. more than that, though, i want you to recognize that the kind of deal that they seem to be cooking up in the clouds, namely cutting taxes -- raising taxes by 150 billion and boehner getting his way, cutting spending by $150 billion, that's $300 billion, that's a lot of negative stimulus also. it might not be 500 but 300 is a locality. >> i think steve said something about a gradual slope ned of a cliff. the cataclysmic that he was talking about. initially those kinds of tax increases don't kick in until much later. they're now talking about pushing back spend cuts as well. look, peter is right. we're looking at fiscal contraction next year, and it gets back to the first set of comments. that's not what you want to see about an economy growing around 2% with a highly elevated employment rate. let's not forget about the jobs part of this, and also let's not forget that temporary spending on
with hamas. turkey will try to broker peace, and there's the u.s. president obama is monitor gt crisis from southeast asia cautioning israel against a full-scale ground invasion like t we saw four years ago. >> israel has every rilt to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> we have the situation covered with nbc's stephanie gosk in tel aviv and ambassador mark ginsberg, former u.s. ambassador to morocco who advised president carter on middle east policy. what's the latest? >> reporter: toure, negotiations right now are under way for a cease-fi cease-fire. the israeli cabinet is speaking to discuss possible options. they insist that the rocket fire out of gaza end immediately before they will agree to a cease-fire. on the palestinian side, they want the embargo in place since 2006 dropped, and they want the israelis to stop targeting palestinians. now, over the course of the last 24 hours, even though the negotiations are under way, there has been a back and forth of
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and spending cuts would have a major effect on the u.s. economy. 44% say it would have a major effect on their own financial situation. and there's little confidence both sides can work together and find a compromise. only 38% say the president and congress will reach an agreement. as we continue to take a serious look at the issues facing the country, today the issue is taxes. we've got the alternative minimum tax, child tax credit, estate tax, it's a mess of taxes set to expire. what are we left to do when they do? let's bring in dan gross, columnist and global news editor for "daily beast." they talked about this democrats coming around to a romney/obama idea to raise taxes on the rich indirectly by capping deductions at $35,000. third way likes the plan and says it could raise $1.3 trillion in ten years without raising rates, but they want to excluz charitable giving. what do you think about that plan? >> people say the democrats are terrible at negotiating, this is exhibit a. this was the romney plan. he was saying toward the end of his campaign, forget about cutting rates. we'll
-republicans. a funny thing happened in the campaign. in the u.s. senate race it was buck against bennett. ken buck likened homosexuality to alcoholism and alienated this growing population of college educated socially liberal women who are upset with obama on the economy, but because of social issues they move strongly against ken buck. you see a big gender gap that took place in colorado, 56% to 40%. the growing latino population in colorado and the other thing in 2010 in colorado is he imploded and it became tom tancredo, the former republican congressman. he had the latino vote in colorado. what would have been a republican win in the senate race, because of those factors was a narrow michael benefit win. that is the model the obama campaign has been pursuing nationally here. this year you drive up the support among socially liberal women and drive up the latino support. we won a state they should have won in 2010 and win an election they should have won. >> you're the only person having colorado going red? >> i have it failing in colorado but working elsewhere. >> like you colorado and florida
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people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> ugly. four americans were killed in the aattack including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, two members of the cia. david petraeus appears at both hearings tomorrow morning. there were doubts his testimony would happen given his abrupt resignation, but petraeus reportedly volunteered to testify saying it's the right thing to do. the "wall street journal" has an interesting look into petraeus's final days in the agency including reports of interagency finger points and rising tensions. kelly o'donnell is on the hill, and kelly, two months since the attack and finally top intel players are on the hill. frustration seemed to really be boiling over. what's going on? >> that public hearing that you showed some clips from really showed how politically charged this is. that is not where the secret briefings are taking place. that's a separate thing. it was a show place for the partisan divide over benghazi. when you talk to those on the intelligence committees in the house and senate, there's a sober approach to this as far as getting to the fact finding.
. but if you're a long-term investor -- remember, warren buffett is very bullish on u.s. stocks because he believes in company. this could be a buying opportunity because things have drop add lot. >> well, stephanie, speaking of warren buffett hr, he had an op, sort of laying the idea that the've wealthy would throw a hissy fit, would not invest if they were to increase a couple of points. he wrote, so let's forget about the rich and ultra rich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if, gasp, capital gaines rates and yord nan income rates are increased. the ultra rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. why is there such a hang-up even to the point that republicans have signals willingness to find revenue in other places as lodge as they do not actually increase the rates? >> i think the hang-up is broader than that. and what mr. buffet is asking for simplicity. as far as investors go, they simply want things to be resolved because again unless there's clarity in the future, you're just not going to see much happening. as i mentioned
support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already on u.s. soil. is this issue finally fertile ground in washington? let's spin about it. i don't think we can eliminate or separate the immigration discussion from the drug war, which stretches across the united states and mexico. part of the immigration discussion and the drug war wrapped up in this fear of, you know, drugs, violence, poor folks participating and escaping from the drug war coming here. america is slowly moving against the war on drugs. it's kinld of amazing to see this movement. we see colorado and washington creating a very liberal open policy, california striking down their three-strikes law. that says let's not have nonviolent drug offenders go away to jail for a long time. judges and police say this is a losing battle. let's move towards treatment and decriminalization and treat it like alcohol rather than prohibition and criminalization. we have a mexican president saying, hey, let's look at a different way to treat this thing. let's talk about what he recently said. in favor of opening a new debate in the
served as the first chairman of the s.e.c. a hollywood studio executive, u.s. ambassador to britain? any questions? >> i know, i know. >> of course. you are looking at the screen like i am. joseph p. kennedy. the father of president john f. kennedy and senators robert and ted kennedy. patriarch of one of america's most famous political dynasties. with unrestricted access, our next guest weaves a story . revealing some stranger truths, for example, he wasn't a bootlegger but he did provide harvard colleagues. with us today is david nasaw. author of "the patriarch." david, i guess what i want to ask you, i have always been sort of struck when i think about the kennedys. today we think of them as symbols of american liberalism. ted kennedy, robert f. kennedy and the old man, he was very, very different. i mean, he was an isolationist. he didn't want nato created. against the marshall plan and the truman doctrine. he was very anti-semitic. how do you get from that man sort of a right wing reactionary democrat almost to ted kennedy? >> he was a great, great father. and he raised his kids to b
to pick up some seats in the u.s. senate. i'm here in the nation's capital where the face of congress is altered. let's start in the senate. democrats in control and gained seats. kind of amazing since at the start of the cycle everyone assumed they were going to lose control. in montana, in north dakota, both traditionally republican states, surprised wins for democrats. nbc declared montana for jon tester today and in north dakota democrat heidi heitkamp is the apparent winner. other big senate races, ted kennedy's old seat, flips back to blue with senator-elect elizabeth warren and wisconsin sends the first openly gay person to the senate, tammy baldwin and indiana a seat the gop flushed away with a far right candidate, mourdock. shifting gears to other side of the capitol, republicans hold the house and will see a small net loss when the results are in. why didn't the democrats come closer? think iowa's 3rd district tells the story. what was a fair fight. democrats needed to win races like this last night but they fell short here and elsewhere. they did gain back some real ground
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